Source, Data or Methodology: Pick at least one
In the “things you don’t want said of your work” department, Ars Technica finds these gems in a GAO report:
This estimate was contained in a 2002 FBI press release, but FBI officials told us that it has no record of source data or methodology for generating the estimate and that it cannot be corroborated…when we contacted FTC officials to substantiate the estimate, they were unable to locate any record or source of this estimate within its reports or archives, and officials could not recall the agency ever developing or using this estimate.(“US government finally admits most piracy estimates are bogus,” Ars Technica)
Of course, no one in information security would ever do such a thing.